Strong Nordic Line Up For TIFF World Cinema

The Toronto International Film Festival (6 - 16 September) has revealed this year’s Contemporary World Cinema line up which includes a strong array of Nordic productions that present stories of identity, family dynamics, and bold political statements. TIFF Director of Festival Programming, Kerri Craddock, said: "Each film in Contemporary World Cinema offers a snapshot of the world and shows the importance of compelling global filmmaking, Together, the films expose truth, open borders, and captivate audiences with their deep and empowering stories." DENMARK That

Deadwind Nordic Noir To Launch On Netflix

Twelve-part Finnish crime thriller Deadwind (Karppi), directed by Rike Jokela, follows its successful run on Finland's YLE with an international launch 23rd August on Netflix. Detective Sofia Karppi (Pihla Viitala), who is trying to get over her husband’s death, discovers the body of a young woman on a construction site, which triggers a chain of events that threatens to destroy her life all over again. Struggling to be both the single mom her two grieving teenagers need and the brave detective she

Elisa Viihde Orders AJ Annila Sphere of Shadows

Finnish streaming service Elisa Viihde has ordered Sphere of Shadows (Nyrkki), a ten-part international political thriller series to be directed by AJ Annila who dominated the 2018 Jussi Awards with six wins for The Eternal Road, including Best Film and Best Director. Inspired by true historical events, Sphere of Shadows is set in Helsinki during the 1950s when global powers and their intelligence agencies gathered in the small neutral country that stood between the East and the West. Written by Kristi Manninen

Deadwind | Karppi

OVERVIEW | NEWS | CAST Starring: Pihla Viitala, Lauri Tilkanen, Jani Volanen 2018. Returning Series When Sofia Karppi, a detective in her 30’s who is trying to get over her husband’s death, discovers the body of a young woman on a construction site, she triggers a chain of events that threatens to destroy her life all over again. Struggling to be both the single mom her two grieving teenagers need and the brave detective she must be to solve the case, she can’t help